2008 - FOOTBALL
Fort Cherry High School
One of the greatest football players in the history of Fort Cherry High
School, Brad Tokar has left an indelible mark on athletics in this area.
At Fort Cherry, Tokar rushed for more than 4,000 yards in a career that
saw him earn the Ohio Valley Conference Player of the Year Award as a
junior and senior in 1985 and 1986. In 1986, he led the Rangers to the
Tokar also excelled on the baseball field. As a centerfielder, Brad
keyed the Rangersí run to the WPIAL AA title in 1986 by defeating Ford
City at Pullman Park in Butler. He was the Observer-Reporterís
Outstanding Player during the 1986 and 1987 seasons. The Rangers won the
section title in 1987, but were upset early in the WPIAL playoffs by
Brad also enjoyed success as a wrestler while at Fort Cherry, winning a
section championship in 1985 as a sophomore. He finished as a WPIAL
runner-up that year, his only season as a varsity wrestler.
At Westminster, Tokar was the starting running back and helped the
Titans capture the NAIA Division II National Championship in 1988 and
1989. Westminster was NAIA Division II runner-up in 1990, losing to Peru
State in the championship game.
As a senior in 1990, Brad was named Kodak All-American, a first team
All-NAIA selection in 1988 and 1990, and a second team All-NAIA
selection in 1989.
Tokar is the leading rusher in Westminster history with 5,269 yards on
989 carries, 5.3 yards per carry, and 45 touchdowns. He is the Titans
second all-time leading scorer with 54 touchdowns and 324 points. Brad
owns three of the best five single season rushing marks for Westminster
gaining 1,825 yards in 1988, 1,457 yards in 1990, and 1,440 yards in
1989. In 1989, he was named an Academic All-American.
He currently serves as Dean of Admissions at Westminster College and
referees high school football games in that area.